Ministers also exchanged views on the annual consultations between the EU and Norway in the framework of their bilateral fisheries agreement. The main concerns expressed by member states covered the management arrangements for the jointly-managed fish stocks and the exchange of reciprocal fishing possibilities in EU and Norwegian waters.
Ministers held an exchange of views on the Commission proposal for an Omnibus regulation. This regulation is part of the review package of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) and aims, among other objectives, to further simplify the Common Agriculture Policy, while also strengthening its subsidiarity and flexibility aspects.
Other topics on the agenda
Ministers discussed a number of other issues, including the market situation and support measures, concerns in relation to the sugar and pigmeat sectors, the greening of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and the link between animal welfare and international financial institutions.